Doom, Hexen and ROTT on an Alphastation 255 (Windows NT4 SP6a)
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Doom, Hexen and ROTT on an Alphastation 255 (Windows NT4 SP6a)
I now have Doom, Hexen and ROTT running on my AlphaStation 255, and they are running similar performance to what they did on my 486!  

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(This post was last modified: 01-28-2019, 07:37 PM by Irinikus.)
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01-28-2019, 05:37 PM
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RE: Doom, Hexen and ROTT on an Alphastation 255 (Windows NT4 SP6a)
Nice images, thanks for sharing. Are you running these through fx32! or are they native win alpha ports?
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(02-15-2019, 08:10 AM)TruHobbyist Wrote:  Nice images, thanks for sharing. Are you running these through fx32! or are they native win alpha ports?

They are the standard DOS versions, so I think they must be running through fx!32.

I've just bought a very nice upgrade for the machine in the form of the Dynamic Pictures Oxygen 202 OpenGL 3D accelerator from HarryT, so it will be very interesting to see how the machine performs with the new card slotted! (The current Power-storm card really sucks, as it's only an 8-Bit card with 2MB of video Ram!)

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02-15-2019, 10:22 AM
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RE: Doom, Hexen and ROTT on an Alphastation 255 (Windows NT4 SP6a)
Wohoo, thats a nice upgrade card but also take a look at this list:

http://moon.hanya-n.org/comp/alpha/hct/graphics.html


It should be fairly easy to grab a 16/24-bit card from ebay these days, but don`t forget to look up the card in the HCL of WinNT to check if it`s compatible before you buy.

BTW, there`s also Windows NT 5.0 aka Windows 2000 for Alpha. It was a beta version released through the now defunct technet and had a 270 day limitation (if memory doesn`t fail me). Getting it to run on some higher specd alphaservers (most notably ES40) required some kung-fu magic with very specific installation steps. An Alphastation 255 should be supported.
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RE: Doom, Hexen and ROTT on an Alphastation 255 (Windows NT4 SP6a)
(02-15-2019, 10:45 AM)TruHobbyist Wrote:  Wohoo, thats a nice upgrade card but also take a look at this list:

http://moon.hanya-n.org/comp/alpha/hct/graphics.html


It should be fairly easy to grab a 16/24-bit card from ebay these days, but don`t forget to look up the card in the HCL of WinNT to check if it`s compatible before you buy.

BTW, there`s also Windows NT 5.0 aka Windows 2000 for Alpha. It was a beta version released through the now defunct technet and had a 270 day limitation (if memory doesn`t fail me). Getting it to run on some higher specd alphaservers (most notably ES40) required some kung-fu magic with very specific installation steps. An Alphastation 255 should be supported.

Thanks for the info!

I managed to get the native Alpha driver for this card to run under Windows NT4: (I installed it without the card being fitted to see if it would at least install, which it did.)

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